Swiss Business Hub

The Swiss Business Hub China provides localized support, market information, consulting and networking services to Swiss companies venturing into the Chinese market. An experienced team of trade officers stands ready to support inquiries of all kind and serves as a first-hand local contact for companies - new and experienced - in the Chinese market. In addition, the Swiss Business Hub actively promotes Switzerland as a highly attractive business and investment location for companies from China looking for growth in Switzerland and in Europe.

Export Promotion

The Swiss Business Hub is the key contact point for Swiss and Liechtenstein small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for export opportunities in China. The Hub’s services include:

  • Market information and support
  • Detailed market and product analysis
  • Search for distributors, local representatives and partners and support for the establishment of communication channels
  • B2B / B2C sales pipeline development
  • Individual consulting and coaching of SMEs
  • Site location evaluation
  • Organization of events and fact finding missions for Swiss companies, associations and official delegations 

Investment Promotion

The Swiss Business Hub proactively contacts and informs China-based companies about the key advantages of Switzerland as a business and investment location. In close collaboration with cantonal and regional representatives as well as private-sector partners, the Hub supports foreign investors with the following services:

  • Communicating Switzerland’s unique selling points that relate to their business and industry
  • Facilitating contact to regional and cantonal economic development agencies
  • Connecting with research centers and universities
  • Meeting legal and administrative requirements
  • Obtaining work and residence permits
  • Defining the ideal corporate structure and explaining the Swiss tax system

All hubs have a first-rate network of contacts both in the host country and in Switzerland and are part of a Swiss Embassy or Consulate General.

About the Swiss Business Hubs

The Swiss Business Hub China is part of the Embassy of Switzerland in the People’s Republic of China, promoting commercial relations between Switzerland and China. It has its main office in Beijing and further offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou, where they are integrated into the respective Consulates.

With the aim of promoting exports and investments more proactively, in 2001 Switzerland decided to upgrade the trade sections of selected embassies and consulates general around the world into Swiss Business Hubs. A network of 21 hubs exists today, providing Swiss companies with worldwide assistance in developing new potential for their international business and promoting Switzerland as a business location. The Swiss Business Hubs' activities are supported by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), which has been officially commissioned by the Swiss government to promote exports, imports and investments. Swiss Business Hubs can be found in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mexico and Turkey. 

Visit S-GE’s official website for more information: www.s-ge.com.

For further information regarding the activities of the Swiss Business Hub, please contact:

Swiss Business Hub China
Mr. Alain Graf
c/o Embassy of Switzerland, Sanlitun Dongwujie 3
Beijing 100600, P.R.C.
Phone: +86 10 8532 7530 / Fax: +86 10 6532 4353

SBH Shanghai
Mr. Fabio Müller
c/o Consulate General of Switzerland
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza No.319, Xianxia Rd, Shanghai 200051, P.R.C
Phone: +86 21 6270 0519 / Fax: +86 21 6270 0522

SBH Guangzhou 
Mrs. Mandy Lin
c/o Consulate General of Switzerland
27th Floor, Grand Tower,
228, Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District,
Guangzhou 510620, P.R.C.
Phone: +86 20 3833 0450 ext. 129 / Fax: +86 20 3833 0453